How to Configure and Use Payroll in Time Doctor

Payroll can be generated at any point in time for any user(s) and exported as a CSV file that can be imported (based on your selected method) into PayPal, Wise, Gusto, and ADP. 

Only the company owner can enable payroll and give payroll access to another user (with any access level). 

IMPORTANT: The payroll feature is not available for silent companies.

A video version of this article is available here

Enabling Payroll

First, you’ll need to enable payroll in your Company Settings if you haven't done it yet. See the "Use payroll" setting in the "Configuration" section. 

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After doing that, you’ll see a new menu item at the top called “Payroll.” Go to that page to configure and generate payroll.

Configuring Payroll

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The Payroll page allows to: 

  1. Enable additional payment method(s): PayPal, Wise, Gusto, and ADP.
    Note: "Manual" payment method is available by default.
  2. Select the user(s) that you want to include in the payroll.
  3. Select a date range for your payroll.
  4. Select the payment currency for each user.
  5. Enter the pay rate for each user.
  6. Optional: Add or deduct an adjustment.
    You can add additional pay if your user(s) received a bonus, for example.
  7. Select the payment method for each user.
  8. After the above is done, export your payroll as a CSV file and upload it to PayPal, TransferWise, Gusto, or ADP to make a batch payment. If you export the manual payment payroll, it will contain all the information available on the Payroll page.

If you’ve enabled multiple payment methods, your payroll will be exported as a ZIP file containing separate CSV files for each payment method.


Currencies, pay rates, and payment methods will be remembered for your next payroll.

Information about Payment Methods

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  • To learn more about Wise batch payments, click here
  • To learn more about PayPal Mass Payment, click here
  • To learn more about the ADP integration for Payroll, click here.

How To Export and Upload Your Payroll To Gusto

  1. Make sure that you’ve enabled the Gusto export option under Payroll -> CSV Export Methods.
  2. Change the payment method to Gusto in the payment method column for all users you want to pay using this method.
  3. Click Export CSV.
  4. Download the file.
  5. Upload it to Gusto.
    To learn more about how to upload CSV files to Gusto, click here.